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Top Clinical Director Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a clinical director. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of clinical director resumes they appeared on. For example, 12.4% of clinical director resumes contained patient care as a skill. Let's find out what skills a clinical director actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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The six most common skills found on Clinical Director resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Patient Care

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Patient care entails the diagnosis, recovery, and control of sickness as well as the maintenance of physical and emotional well-being through the use of healthcare providers' services. Patient care is described as services provided to patients by health practitioners or non-professionals under guidance.

Here's how Patient Care is used in Clinical Director jobs:
  • Direct quality improvement activities, including patient care audits, satisfaction surveys, and enhancement in client vocational and education programs.
  • Managed daily operations including quality assurance and budget planning/review while directing and coordinating management/staff in the delivery of patient care services.
  • Developed system of evaluation to measure the quality of patient care using direct observation, record analysis, and anecdotal information.
  • Assisted in the coordination and implementation of agency quality improvement process services and programs to facilitate effective patient care outcomes.
  • Team leader, of two Licensed Chiropractic Radiologists/Chiropractic Technicians, regarding patient care, in-office training and community education.
  • Researched and implemented effective methods and contents to ensure delivery of high quality clinical education and patient care delivery.
  • Collaborated with hospital executive and physicians to identify and implement an efficient bedside patient care program within any delays.
  • Developed plans of treatment for clinically impaired patients and prepared annual budget reports while implementing patient care activities.
  • Provided excellent patient care for patients suffering from trauma associated with motor vehicle accidents and other traumatic injuries.
  • Identify, implement and deliver process enhancements to improve medical standards and deliver optimal patient care.
  • Managed patient care and treatment plans along with providing medically necessary documentation and narrative reports.
  • Coordinated and directed patient care and related activities of the facility according to accepted standards.
  • Documented patient care activities and assisted team members with documentation and electronic health records.
  • Worked closely with administrative and medical staff in coordinating patient care service functions.
  • Utilize various metrics to identify opportunities for enhancement and expansion of patient care.
  • Developed new staffing grid to adequately provide effective patient care within budgeted constraints.
  • Prepared Medical/Surgical team and Patient Care Services Division for successful Joint Commission survey.
  • Maintained collaboration with other disciplines and families to achieve optimal patient care outcomes.
  • Identify problems with quality patient care and initiate action for successful resolution.
  • Provided overall supervision of all clinical services related to patient care.

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2. Procedures

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Procedures are the established ways to perform a certain task. It is like an action plan for a team to perform their duties. It's like a map that can save one from being confused or roaming about while attempting to achieve a goal. When an organization uses procedures, it promotes positive practices and sets a good precedent

Here's how Procedures is used in Clinical Director jobs:
  • Manage all provider/patient communication; review all outgoing referrals for agreement with insurance procedures and protocol based on receiving institution.
  • Authored and promoted on-call manual for all administrators that resulted in streamlining of procedures for staff and emergency personnel.
  • Served as the primary site administrator for online nursing procedures manual including hospital specific modifications and custom procedures.
  • Monitored clinical records, documentation and proper monitored dispensing of medications to clients according to written prescription procedures.
  • Worked with interdisciplinary team to develop psychiatric treatment plans, interpreted, enforced and developed policies and procedures.
  • Created and maintained Standard Operating Procedures for departments agency-wide and served as liaison for various community partnerships.
  • Developed and implemented best practice polices specific to student skill acquisition and behavior reduction programs and procedures.
  • Collaborated with system administrator and end users to streamline procedures that decreased labor time and eliminated redundancies.
  • Formulated and implemented policies & procedures resulting in enhanced profitability, productivity, and reduced attrition.
  • Assisted physician with sterile procedures and administered immunizations as required and entered into GRITS system.
  • Developed and was instrumental in the implementation of organizational policies and procedures for the facility.
  • Implemented and performed quality compliance training and maintained corporate policies/ procedures for clinic and staff.
  • Design and develop procedures to help enhance member services particularly assisting members with difficult behaviors.
  • Worked closely with office manager to ensure maximum collections and optimal flow of administrative procedures.
  • Developed operating policies and procedures to ensure compliance with rigorous state and federal regulations.
  • Participate in Sage district administrative meetings to review policies and procedures and staff development.
  • Developed and implemented various procedures and evaluation systems for statistical analysis and operational management.
  • Monitored staff productivity, provided staff development and implementation of clinical policies and procedures.
  • Document therapy in accordance with medical records policies and procedures which ensure patient confidentiality.
  • Train caregivers in the hospice philosophy, customer relations and operational policies and procedures.

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3. Clinical Staff

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The clinical staff consists of people who work under a healthcare professional like a physician. Their job is to assist in healthcare professional services but not to report them directly. The clinical staff has direct contact with patients for diagnosis, treatment, and further care.

Here's how Clinical Staff is used in Clinical Director jobs:
  • Decreased re-hospitalizations, increased clinical staff productivity
  • Included collaboration with contractors, consultants, administration and clinical staff to ensure accreditation and certifications are met for patient safety.
  • Developed educational programming for clinical and non-clinical staff resulting in better management and treatment of inmates in the least restrictive environment.
  • Provide direct supervision to counselors and other clinical staff involved in providing individualized client treatment that addresses identified needs.
  • Provided supervision for clinical staff and provided direct service to older adult population in a partial hospitalization setting.
  • Monitor 14 clinical staff's compliance with productivity and documentation expectations while safeguarding quality of care.
  • Provide weekly clinical supervision either individually or in a group setting to all non-licensed clinical staff.
  • Oversee and establish residential clinical criteria in accordance with CARF accreditation and supervise all clinical staff.
  • Hired and supervised therapists, performed quality assurance evaluations, and directed clinical staff meetings.
  • Restructured Medical Executive Committee and standing committees, and improved information sharing with clinical staff.
  • Provided all clinical supervision of clinical staff and developed curriculum and implemented professional training.
  • Maintain statistics for clinical staff to measure efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery.
  • Integrated and defined clinical staffing schedules, conducted clinical assessments and clinical supervision.
  • Assist director in clinic operations and performance management of clinical and non-clinical staff.
  • Monitor clinical staff performance and provide clinical supervision for all outpatient clinical staff.
  • Recruited and trained clinical and non-clinical staff; designed educational development curriculum.
  • Restructured clinical staffing, resulting in increased utilization and decreased personnel costs.
  • Trained and supervised clinical staff in implementing student and family workshops.
  • Conducted documentation training for medical and clinical staff throughout the agency.
  • Conducted weekly clinical staff meetings for outpatient and residential program.

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4. Facility

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A facility is a location where different operations take place. For example, military and athletic events take place in military and sports facilities. In a nuclear test facility, physicists focus on nuclear research. We can use the word to refer to structures, buildings, and resources that individuals offer for a specific function. Shopping facilities, for instance, are locations where we can purchase goods. Medical facilities may refer to either medical devices or a physical structure. A facility can be used to describe an installation or any other building which is a location where something can be done. It can also be an example of a commercial or administrative building such as a resort, school, office facility, sports stadium, or convention center.

Here's how Facility is used in Clinical Director jobs:
  • Coordinated department and medical staff meetings, evaluated diagnostic equipment annually to keep facility in functional and diagnostic form.
  • Coordinated and collaborated with Riley's Children Hospital-Indianapolis as two physicians rotated and held clinics weekly at our facility.
  • Provided management and clinical leadership for 8-14 bed, secured, short term residential facility for adjudicated adolescent females.
  • Provided all Clinical supervision for severely at risk, acute care child and adolescent psychiatric residential treatment facility.
  • Identify program development needs of individual facilities, and implements programs that improve patient outcomes and facility reimbursement.
  • Serve as Performance based Standards Site Coordinator implementing appropriate collection of data to enhance facility improvement planning.
  • Home facility was Central Florida Regional Medical Center with coverage at Poinciana and Osceola Regional Medical Center.
  • Monitored and controlled vendor interactions within the facility to assure compliance to Supply Chain vendor relations policy.
  • Treated severely emotionally disturbed adolescent boys and girls at a residential, hospital diversion, treatment facility.
  • Oversee the clinical and administrative operations of a 112-bed residential substance abuse and co-occurring disorder facility.
  • Reviewed and analyzed facility activities, data, and risk management activities to improve service utilization.
  • Supervised masters level social workers in their delivery of therapy services in an in-patient psychiatric facility.
  • Provided supervision & administrative oversight for Mental Health services at adult male facility, close security.
  • Provide clinical consultation and psychological assessments for other units in this 100-bed, acute inpatient facility.
  • Demonstrated successful relationships with the twelve physician partners and additional physicians that utilized the facility.
  • Marketed services to area Nursing Facility Administrators by cold calling and setting appointments for presentations.
  • Supervised four program directors and was responsible for clinical operations of all services at facility.
  • Coordinate and monitor the daily activities of on-site clinical therapists in adolescent residential treatment facility.
  • Supervised seven clinical therapists and responsible for oversight for a not-for-profit 60 bed residential facility.
  • Worked with East Carolina University to bring graduate students to facility for counseling internship.

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5. Treatment Plans

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A treatment plan is a detailed plan created by a physician or a medical expert that contains all the necessary information about a patient. It would contain the entire medical history of the patient, along with information on the patient's disease, its treatment, and how it should be executed. The treatment plan contains information about the treatment and its possible side effects. It may also contain the cost of the treatment and the necessary precautions that should be taken after it.

Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Clinical Director jobs:
  • Coordinated the development of master treatment plans and ensured the efficacy of all treatment activities supporting individualized behavioral goals and objectives.
  • Develop programming initiatives based on evidence-based principles; integrate treatment models into effective and efficient treatment offerings to meet patient needs.
  • Provided clinical supervision discussing cases, legal/ethical issues, counter transference/transference, intervention and treatment plans on a weekly basis.
  • Complete clinical assessments to include Drug/ Alcohol/ Severe Persistent Mental illness assessments and development of comprehensive individual treatment plans.
  • Collaborate with Medical Practitioners, Clinical Supervisor and Nurse Supervisor in addressing issues impacting medical and behavior treatment plans.
  • Supervised team of physical therapists and massage therapists and constructed treatment plans for patients based on medical necessity.
  • Lead interdisciplinary treatment team members ensuring that treatment plans are individualized and created according to Medicaid standard.
  • Conducted intake evaluations, developed treatment plans, and provided individual and family therapy to foster children.
  • Implemented and designed professional individualized patient treatment plans based upon specific patient needs and goals.
  • Perform physical examination and analyze medical histories to provide inputs for treatment plans.
  • Developed patient education programs and tailored treatment plans to fit individualized needs.
  • Developed new comprehensive treatment plans including selection of trauma focused screening tools.
  • Supervised and participated in the development and implementation of treatment plans.
  • Assessed and developed individualized treatment plans for each resident and family.
  • Develop and maintain Psychotropic Medication Treatment Plans in collaboration with psychiatrists.
  • Reviewed treatment plans and ensured accuracy of patient diagnosis.
  • Created individualized treatment plans and rehabilitative protocols for patients.
  • Review individualized treatment plans and provide appropriate feedback.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary team to formulate treatment plans.
  • Develop treatment individualized person centered treatment plans.

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6. RN

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RN means a registered nurse -- a person who has fulfilled the criteria set by the government or a regulatory body to obtain a nursing license. A registered nurse requires graduating from a nursing program and/or completing a bachelor's degree. The rules and regulations set to become a registered nurse vary across the country.

Here's how RN is used in Clinical Director jobs:
  • Maintained clinical and organizational competency for approximately 100 staff including; RN, LPN, PT/OT/ST, and home health aides.
  • Supervised 25-30 RN's, LPN's, Nurse Aides, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and other ancillary staff.
  • Worked directly with four RN care mangers to monitor and manage diabetic, high risk and chronic disease patients.
  • Direct supervisory responsibilities for the Therapists, Interns, RN Case Managers, Case Workers and Activities Therapists.
  • Provide clinical leadership to a team of six psychotherapists, Nurses (RN) and Mental HealthTechnician staff.
  • Supervised the work of approximately 40 staff, including counselors, RN's and direct care staff.
  • Supervised 16 direct reports including clerical staff, RN case managers, clergy, and social workers
  • Reorganized Case Management to assure we had the right mix of RN's and social workers.
  • Coordinate with Human Resources and Clinical Coordinator to manage all RN reviews and performance evaluations.
  • Coordinated provision of psychiatric treatment services with psychiatrist, RN, and primary counselors.
  • Licensed Administrator and Lead Agency RN for new, Private Duty Home Care company.
  • Collaborate with Case Manager and RN to meet the needs of the client.
  • Provided extra visits for RN Case Managers when needed.
  • Coordinate services with Behavior Support Specialist and RN.
  • Assign RN coordinators new clinical trials as needed.
  • Managed directly RN Case Managers, Nurse Aides.
  • Direct supervision and training of RN, LPNS.
  • Instruct students in transition from LPN to RN.
  • Managed Clinical teams, including 15-20 RN Case Managers, 8-10 LPN's, 55-65 STNA's and Home Health Aides.
  • Supervised B.A., MA, RN and MD staff.

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7. Physical Therapy Services

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Physical therapy is post-surgery or post-accident therapy that aims to help patients move and function their bodies easily. The therapy is particularly focused on a treatment by physical means rather than utilizing medical and pharmaceutical ways to nurse certain disabilities in people.

Here's how Physical Therapy Services is used in Clinical Director jobs:
  • Provided outpatient physical therapy services to patients with orthopedic and neurologic injuries.
  • Partnered with local industry (Saginaw) to provide onsite physical therapy services for employees.
  • Directed and implemented LGH directive to offer inaugural Out-patient Physical Therapy services.
  • Provided a satellite clinical setting offering physical therapy services for occupational and non-occupational injuries to the employees of the Plant.
  • Provide physical therapy services for patients with a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions in an orthopedic outpatient setting.
  • Provided contract physical therapy services to outpatient and hospital physical therapy clinics within the Washington metropolitan area.

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8. Group Therapy

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Group psychotherapy or group therapy is the practice of treating a group of clients together in one sitting throughout multiple sessions. This practice allows people to receive encouragement and support from their peers who are taking the same group therapy.

Here's how Group Therapy is used in Clinical Director jobs:
  • Coordinate and oversee effective implementation of all clinical interventions including individual, family and group therapy, med-somatic and education services.
  • Deliver direct clinical services including Individual/Group Therapy, Comprehensive Clinical Diagnostic Assessments, Treatment Planning and Crisis Intervention.
  • Provide psychological evaluations, and individual/ group therapy to individuals struggling with substance use and mental disorders.
  • Provide family therapy/intervention services including parenting interaction peer group, adolescent individual and group therapy.
  • Facilitate individual and group therapy focused on co-occurring disorders in mental health and substance abuse.
  • Provided individual/group therapy to children, adolescents and adults diagnosed with multiple psychiatric/behavioral issues.
  • Maintained full caseload as a Senior Speech Language Pathologist providing individual and group therapy.
  • Provided individual and group therapy for consumers and supervised counselors and support staff.
  • Developed their training curriculum on dual diagnosis treatment and group therapy interventions.
  • Conducted individual and group therapy and psych-educational groups for civilly committed males.
  • Provided individual, family and group therapy for Native American adolescents.
  • Expanded clinical services to include diagnostics, individual/group therapy.
  • Provided individual and group therapy to 30 adolescent offenders.
  • Facilitated group therapy sessions and workshops for adult residents.
  • Conducted individual and group therapy with abused/neglected youths.
  • Conduct specialized family, individual and group therapy.
  • Delivered individual psychotherapy and group therapy to clients.
  • Facilitated be-weekly group therapy session for boys unit.
  • Conducted group therapy for individuals with different diagnoses.
  • Conducted clinical assessments, individual and group therapy.

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9. Professional Development

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Professional development means to have the essential training certification or education with the purpose of earning and having a successful career. Every job requires a different set of skills. However, new skills may be needed in the future. Professional development, in this regard, helps people to develop and polish the skills and become efficient workers.

Here's how Professional Development is used in Clinical Director jobs:
  • Maintain the integrity of clinical team by hiring and retention highly qualified staff and providing supervision to assist in professional development.
  • Implemented the company's initiative of videotaping counseling and supervisory sessions to enhance quality of care and foster clinician professional development.
  • Provided clinical supervision, professional development and in-service training for therapists providing outpatient mental health and substance abuse counseling services.
  • Facilitate staff orientation and staff professional development on clinical topics including addiction and relapse prevention.
  • Participate in agency staff meetings, regular individual supervision, and ongoing training/professional development.
  • Coordinate staff education, professional development, and provide direct clinical supervision.
  • Provided and participated in the education and professional development of staff.
  • Evaluate staff performance and provide feedback to enhance professional development.
  • Created professional development training for clinical and supportive staff.
  • Trained clinic staff and supervised their professional development.
  • Provided therapists with professional development plan to target areas of growth and skill development and ensure best practice guidelines were met.
  • Managed and oversaw a staff of 3 full-time employees to help increase skills and professional development.
  • Develop and facilitate all training, professional development, and program policy and procedure.
  • Provided requisite training to staff and coach them in their professional development.
  • Assist direct reports and their staff with professional development opportunities.
  • Provide training and professional development for staff.
  • Assisted staff with professional development goals.
  • Provided agency-wide & community professional development / training to maintain continued education requirements and promote mental health initiatives.
  • Develop and control various professional development programs and clinical trainings.
  • Perform administrative duties to include supervision of office staff,recruitment and hiring, clinical training, and professional development.

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10. Clinical Operations

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Here's how Clinical Operations is used in Clinical Director jobs:
  • Functioned as the Clinical Manager for professional and ancillary staff.- Duties included the daily supervision of clinical operations; Patient management.
  • Supervised seven staff members and numerous volunteers in daily clinical operations, ensuring all safety protocol and procedures were followed.
  • Participate in Annual Agency review and resulting report, includes input regarding budget related to clinical operations.
  • Provided direct oversight of administrative and clinical operations to ensure consistency in the delivery of clinical services.
  • Work closely with program director of eating disorder program to oversee administrative and clinical operations.
  • Gained experience in all aspects of administrative and clinical operations for 24-hour emergency services program.
  • Supervised all clinical operations and work flow including recruitment, performance management and training/development.
  • Managed day to day clinical operations with daily supervisory direction to all medical staff.
  • Serve as clinical operational liaison between administrative and professional staff regarding policies and procedures.
  • Oversee clinical operations for behavioral health programs including mental health and substance abuse divisions.
  • Developed and directed all clinical operations for gender specific residential treatment center.
  • Oversee clinical operations of adolescent outpatient, prevention and offender re-entry services.
  • Implemented template for clinical operations utilized in 21 other markets nationwide.
  • Planned and executed clinical operations throughout complete renovation of facility.
  • Prepare budget and maintain clinical operations within established fiscal parameters.
  • Conducted interdepartmental directors meetings, Coordinated administrative and clinical operations.
  • Managed clinical operations and staff for all Medicare business.
  • Managed daily clinical operations for 5 physician Pediatric office.
  • Supervised daily clinical operations of the Partial Hospitalization Program.
  • Led the multidisciplinary treatment team and supervised clinical operations.

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11. Quality Improvement

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Here's how Quality Improvement is used in Clinical Director jobs:
  • Coordinated and implemented Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement activities.
  • Program monitoring for quality assurance/quality improvement.
  • Lead quality improvement processes aimed at driving highest-level performance in collaboration with physician and executive leaders of the health system.
  • Developed and implemented client and referral source satisfaction surveys and used data from these to design practice-wide quality improvement plan.
  • Performed ongoing quality improvement / quality assurance review of all active clinical * Counseled staff and provided training towards personal improvement
  • Oversee Quality Improvement activities including, preparation of required reports, collection of program service data and audit preparation.
  • Supervised day-to-day operations including system operations, financial management, employment process, staff development and Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement.
  • Organized clinical quality improvement initiatives, which resulted in receiving NCQA recognition for Diabetes and Heart/Stroke clinical excellence.
  • Developed, implemented, and evaluated the quality improvement, utilization management, residential, and compliance programs.
  • Participate in Quality Improvement and Collaborate with team to create and implement process that improve organization.
  • Developed service-related procedures and protocols to ensure comprehensive quality care, including quarterly quality improvement activities.
  • Served as business Director and accountable for Quality Improvement, Infection Control, and Regulatory monitoring.
  • Implemented several initiatives related to quality improvement, smart goals, accountability and safety initiatives.
  • Support quality improvement initiatives to support achievement of operational and strategic goals of the company.
  • Developed and supervised quality improvement, outcome monitoring, managed care coordination, and subcontracting.
  • Participated in the development of the quality improvement program and oversaw on-site implementation as needed.
  • Conducted quality improvement initiatives to ensure compliance with Georgia Department of Corrections standards.
  • Monitored infection control, critical incidents, risk management and quality improvement plans.
  • Maintained electronic medic l record on daily basis Participated in quality improvement activities.
  • Participate on multiple committees regarding program development, quality improvement, accreditation matters

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12. Clinical Supervision

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Clinical supervision refers to how practicing nurses get professional and moral support from their experienced colleagues. The practice aims to promote their ability to make a concrete decision that values the patient's well-being.

Here's how Clinical Supervision is used in Clinical Director jobs:
  • Provided oversight and consultative supervision of all non-medical direct care staff, including both administrative and clinical supervision within the CABHA.
  • Provide consultative supervision and oversight of all non-medical direct care staff to include clinical supervision and administrative components within regulatory guidelines.
  • Provided clinical supervision and guidance to team members, including the development of person-centered behavioral intervention plans and associated documentation.
  • Provided clinical supervision at 2 correctional facilities; minimal and maximum overseeing 2 psychiatrists for monitoring issuance of control psychotropics.
  • Supervised all clinical professionals, providing training, clinical development, clinical supervision through weekly individual and group meetings.
  • Provided clinical supervision and leadership to substance use disorder residential program staff as well as manage program operations.
  • Managed and provided clinical supervision to 15 case managers, responsible for recruitment and provided annual performance evaluations.
  • Provided clinical supervision, various mental health training, diagnostic assessments and engaged in individual and family therapy.
  • Provided support to the Executive Director for Clinical Supervision and Program Management in Community Mental Health Program.
  • Provided clinical supervision Collaborated with CEO, Medical Director and Marketing Director Performed After Hours Crisis intervention.
  • Provide clinical supervision and develop content for in-servicing community based case managers working with frequent service users.
  • Provided overall clinical supervision to both residential and day treatment programs serving a co-ed adolescent population.
  • Provided clinical supervision to one masters prepared clinical social worker and two drug and alcohol counselors.
  • Provide clinical supervision to therapists, counselors, and paraprofessionals, involving review of clinical documentation.
  • Facilitate daily team case conference and provide clinical supervision to both licensed and non- clinical providers.
  • Provided clinical supervision of professional staff; answered questions and offered guidance to resolve issues/concerns.
  • Work collaboratively with program directors and provide clinical supervision for licensed and non-medical staff.
  • Provide clinical supervision and consultation to program supervisors, coordinators, and directors.
  • Provided clinical supervision and oversight for acute care child/adolescent psychiatric residential treatment facility.
  • Provided clinical supervision for staff of the Juvenile Delinquency Prevention and Intervention Program.

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13. Clinical Documentation

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Clinical documentation is a record specifying an instance of administered clinical therapy, clinical care, or a clinical test. Clinical reports should be exact, opportune, and reflect all instructions and advisements given to a patient.

Here's how Clinical Documentation is used in Clinical Director jobs:
  • Provided clinical consultation to outpatient clinics, provided clinical documentation reviews, coaching and supervision to program managers and directors.
  • Designed and implements clinical documentation system satisfying the State of Georgia, Department of Human Resources certification requirements.
  • Initiated Performance Improvement project to enhance revenue via revision of EMR coding and supportive clinical documentation.
  • Prepared and submitted clinical documentation to various medical insurance companies to secure authorizations for nursing care.
  • Provided oversight and supervision of all treatment and clinical documentation; lead weekly supervision meetings.
  • Provided monthly training for staff regarding clinical documentation, interdisciplinary teamwork, and therapeutic interventions.
  • Supervised providers, reviewed clinical documentation, provided clinical therapy and case management services.
  • Develop and update clinical documentation and chart systems as required by changing Medicare policies.
  • Reviewed, oversaw, and signed off on clinical documentation within regulatory time limitations.
  • Reviewed clinical records to ensure clinical documentation was current and evaluated client care outcomes.
  • Reviewed and monitored all clinical documentation to assure compliance with State and Federal guidelines.
  • Reviewed clinical documentation and ensured compliance with 822 and other guidelines as appropriate.
  • Review clinical documentation to ensure diagnostic integrity and appropriateness of service referrals.
  • Provided Qualified Professional reviews and internal audits of medical and clinical documentation.
  • Reviewed all levels of clinical documentation for clinical and administrative soundness.
  • Reviewed clinical documentation for appropriateness, accuracy, timeliness and completeness.
  • Champion leadership and direction of the clinical documentation improvement team activities.
  • Reviewed clinical documentation regularly and randomly for quality assurance compliance.
  • Monitored, evaluated and created systems to maintain clinical documentation.
  • Maintained clinical documentation standards to meet criteria for JCAHO accreditation.

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14. Mental Health

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Mental health is the state of wellbeing in which an individual can cope with the regular stresses and tensions of life, and can work productively without having any emotional or psychological breakdown. Mental health is essential for a person of any age and helps them make the right decisions in their life.

Here's how Mental Health is used in Clinical Director jobs:
  • Facilitate Outpatient/Intensive Outpatient/Mental Health individualized counseling sessions.
  • Provided individualized group and individual counseling for individuals diagnosed with mental health, developmental, and/or a substance abuse disability.
  • Furthered leadership-team management skills; supervised case management coordinators, mental health clinicians, attendant care and school-based program coordinators.
  • Revitalized a mental health program in decline by rewriting the behavioral modification plan and reorganizing the therapeutic milieu.
  • Provided individual, family and group psychotherapy to individuals receiving enhanced and third party reimbursed mental health services.
  • Provided initial diagnostic assessments and mental health evaluations on all in-coming residents that informed admissions and treatment decision-making.
  • Designed and implemented effective approach to weight management including all aspects of physical, mental and environmental health.
  • Increased responsibility through promotion to Director of an outpatient mental health center specializing in substance abuse treatment.
  • Directed Project Recovery initiative empowering members to direct their own treatment and mental health treatment outcomes.
  • Complete supervisory responsibilities, programmatic oversight to provide consumer centered care across diverse Mental Health programs.
  • Complete comprehensive clinical assessments for adults with mental illness requiring mental health support/mental health skill-building services.
  • Worked alongside a university-based MFT program clinical director to administer in a mental health clinic.
  • Developed and implemented program models including behavior motivation system and mental health/substance abuse treatment services.
  • Assigned appropriate Youth Advocate Counselor with community referred families paired with Mental Health Center Facilitator.
  • Provided presentations to various community organizations on identification of mental health disorders.
  • Provided direct mental health individual and family therapy to individuals and families.
  • Served on various community and county mental health advisory and advocacy councils
  • Coordinated and provided community-based substance abuse and mental health counseling services.
  • Supervised all unlicensed mental health staff including interns and post-doctoral students.
  • Supervised 20 psychotherapists in an outpatient community mental health clinic.

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15. Substance Abuse

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Here's how Substance Abuse is used in Clinical Director jobs:
  • Developed/facilitated substance abuse psycho-educational program.
  • Reduce the intensity and frequency of mental health symptoms in consumers by providing individual and family psychotherapy and substance abuse counseling.
  • Assisted Executive Director with Access-to-Recovery Program via Pathways for self-referring clients seeking faith-based substance abuse treatment from Metro and Municipal Courts
  • Provided referrals based on family needs: medical, psychological assessments, housing aid and rehabilitation referrals for substance abuse.
  • Supervised and oversaw all areas of clinical practice and operation of a 12-bed coeducational adolescent substance abuse residential treatment facility.
  • Manage daily operations of treatment facilities for adolescents/adults with mental/emotional disorders/substance abuse, outpatient clinic, and foster care services.
  • Facilitate group, individual, or family therapy as needed to individuals needing psychiatric stabilization and/or Substance Abuse Treatment.
  • Provided supervision and training for Batterer's Intervention facilitators and assessors and for substance abuse/dependency program facilitators and assessors.
  • Coordinated a 90-day substance abuse program which effectively recognized that homelessness and addiction create additional barriers for women.
  • Provide clinical oversight for 144-bed male therapeutic community for substance abuse inside men's medium correction institution.
  • Supervised residential transitional programs for homeless men and women recovering from substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.
  • Conducted individual, group and family counseling on a residential substance abuse/high end psychiatric unit.
  • Designed and implemented corporate substance abuse program including corporate supervisory training program for 4000 supervisors.
  • Maintained a caseload while managing a progressive best-practices oriented substance abuse and co-occurring disorder program.
  • Evaluated clients to determine their suitability for participation in an outpatient substance abuse program.
  • Facilitated various substance abuse therapy groups from both a psycho-educational and psycho-dynamic perspective.
  • Provide individual talk-therapy/counseling to adult clients diagnosed with substance abuse and mental illness.
  • Created program design of residential treatment for adjudicated youth with substance abuse/legal difficulties.
  • Develop and implement inpatient clinical programming for adolescents with substance abuse problems.
  • Provided supervision to clinical staff and management of outpatient substance abuse program.

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16. Staff Members

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Here's how Staff Members is used in Clinical Director jobs:
  • Assist with quality assurance and performance improvement initiatives with staff members and for overall organization.
  • Communicated diplomatically, respectfully and constructively with all staff members and clients.
  • Supervised up to fourteen clinical staff members while performing quality assurance measures.
  • Direct staff members' responsibilities for delivering quality services.
  • Direct Supervision of approximately 25 professional staff members.
  • Guide staff members to assist in their adherence to policies and procedures on the day-to-day performance of their jobs and duties.
  • Led and evaluated a team of seven Department Directors with a total of 210 staff members, specialty practitioners and consultants.
  • Conduct weekly supervision of 5 or more staff members, review all clinical paperwork, and work closely with insurance companies.
  • Oversee employee training, OSHA training, and ensure compliance of all staff members to the established policies and procedures.
  • Provide direct supervision to all ASAP staff members and ensure all providers are credentialed and completed ethics and confidentiality training.
  • Assisted agency staff members through individual and group conferences in analyzing case problems and improving their diagnostic and helping skills.
  • Evaluated professional competence and clinical skills of staff members, and conducted Quality Assurance and Utilization Reviews of program charts.
  • Managed six staff members, guided numerous volunteers, and coordinated staff and student scheduling and state/federal permit compliance.
  • Provided leadership and direction to over 300 nursing staff members across 3 campuses covering a total of 195 beds.
  • Set up regular meetings with staff members to establish rapport and increase engagement for our company goals and objectives.
  • Developed and maintained medical office systems, supervised 32 staff members and built effective working relationships with the community.
  • Oversee 75 staff members on two fast paced, highly productive units assuring quality and accountability of staff.
  • Facilitate weekly teacher supervision as well as team meetings to provide feedback and promote teamwork among staff members.
  • Assisted with maintaining staff competencies throughout the cardiovascular service line and acted as clinical resource to staff members.
  • Provided leadership to medical, clinical, financial, marketing, human resources, and administrative staff members.

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Online Courses For Clinical Directors

One of the best ways to acquire the skills needed to be a clinical director is to take an online course. We've identified some online courses from Udemy and Coursera that will help you advance in your career. Since clinical directors benefit from having skills like patient care, procedures, and clinical staff, we found courses that will help you improve these skills.

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Design and Interpretation of Clinical Trials
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Clinical trials are experiments designed to evaluate new interventions to prevent or treat disease in humans. The interventions evaluated can be drugs, devices (e.g, hearing aid), surgeries, behavioral interventions (e.g, smoking cessation program), community health programs (e.g. cancer screening programs) or health delivery systems (e.g, special care units for hospital admissions). We consider clinical trials experiments because the investigators rather than the patients or their doctors selec...

Clinical Epidemiology
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Evidence forms the basis of modern medicine. Clinical research provides us with this evidence, guiding health professionals towards solutions to problems that they face in daily practice. Transferring existing problems in medical practice to a research setting is a challenging process that requires careful consideration. The practice of clinical epidemiology aims to address this through the application of established approaches for research in human populations, while at all times focussing on t...

Become a Physical Therapy Aide
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Prepare for a rewarding career as a valued member of the physical therapy team...

Clinical Data Science
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Are you interested in how to use data generated by doctors, nurses, and the healthcare system to improve the care of future patients? If so, you may be a future clinical data scientist! This specialization provides learners with hands on experience in use of electronic health records and informatics tools to perform clinical data science. This series of six courses is designed to augment learner's existing skills in statistics and programming to provide examples of specific challenges, tools, an...

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant for the Experienced CMAA (Voucher Included)
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Certified Clinical Medical Assistant for the Experienced CMAA (Voucher Included)...

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) (Voucher Included)
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Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) (Voucher Included)...

Clinical Kidney, Pancreas and Islet Transplantation
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Kidney transplantation is a major advance of modern medicine which provides high-quality of life for patients with end-stage renal disease. What used to be an experimental, risky, and very limited treatment option more than 50 years ago is now routinely performed in many countries worldwide. The number of renal transplants is expected to rise sharply in the next decade since the proportion of patients with end stage renal disease is increasing. Are you interested in clinical kidney, pancreas and...

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) + Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) (Vouchers Included)
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Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) + Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) (Vouchers Included)...

The Simplest Guide to Clinical Data Analysis with SAS
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Step into the world of Pharmaceutical industry Clinical Trials Clinical Research Biostatistics Data Management SAS...

Introduction to Clinical Data
coursera

This course introduces you to a framework for successful and ethical medical data mining. We will explore the variety of clinical data collected during the delivery of healthcare. You will learn to construct analysis-ready datasets and apply computational procedures to answer clinical questions. We will also explore issues of fairness and bias that may arise when we leverage healthcare data to make decisions about patient care. The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accr...

Addiction Treatment: Clinical Skills for Healthcare Providers
coursera

This course is designed with a singular goal: to improve the care you provide to your patients with substance use disorders. By delving into a model case performed by actors, seven Yale instructors from various fields provide techniques to screen your patients for substance use disorder risk, diagnose patients to gauge the severity of their use, directly manage treatment plans, refer out to treatment services, and navigate the various conditions that may limit your patient's access to treatment...

Introduction to Clinical Data Science
coursera

This course will prepare you to complete all parts of the Clinical Data Science Specialization. In this course you will learn how clinical data are generated, the format of these data, and the ethical and legal restrictions on these data. You will also learn enough SQL and R programming skills to be able to complete the entire Specialization - even if you are a beginner programmer. While you are taking this course you will have access to an actual clinical data set and a free, online computation...

Clinical Dental Assistant
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Clinical Dental Assistant...

Arts Therapy: How To Use Arts Therapy With Other People
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How To Use Arts Therapy With Others: Understanding Art Therapy Through Therapeutic Arts and The Creative Process...

Clinical Terminology for International and U.S. Students
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Understanding the clinical terms and abbreviations commonly used during verbal or written communication in U.S. hospitals is challenging. This course is designed for U.S. health care profession students and for international students and practitioners who want to become more familiar with the language of the U.S. clinical setting. Others, such as caregivers and medical interpreters, who wish to develop a better understanding of terms and abbreviations used by health care providers will find this...

Aromatherapy: Clinical Use of Essential Oils
coursera

This course provides an overview of essential oil therapy and current aromatherapy practices in clinical settings and gives you the skills to bring aromatherapy into your own practice. By the end of the course, you will be able to: a) explain what essential oils are to a patient and how they work; b) assess if an essential oil might be beneficial to a patient, considering patient preference and the research evidence, as well as any safety issues or contraindications; and c) suggest a protocol fo...

Essentials in Clinical Simulations Across the Health Professions
coursera

This 7-week course provides you with key strategies to help understand the foundation of Clinical Simulations. During each module, you will learn about 7 key components of Clinical Simulation Across the Health Professions and its' impact in your current position as a healthcare professional. Please utilize all of the Resources provided by each of the modules to support and enhance your understanding of each concept. You will learn about the following topics in this course: Module 1: Getting Star...

Introduction to Clinical Psychology
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Have you ever wondered what causes mental illness, or why we react to stress the way we do? Or what to expect as you get older? Clinical psychology is the study of psychological disorders and the treatments designed to improve the day-to-day lives of people suffering from them. The focus of the course will be on common psychological disorders, such as schizophrenia, and the symptoms of each. We will also discuss the underlying role of stress and how it affects people mentally and physically. We...

Explore a Career as a Clinical Medical Assistant (Self-Paced Tutorial)
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Explore a Career as a Clinical Medical Assistant (Self-Paced Tutorial)...

HI-FIVE: Health Informatics For Innovation, Value & Enrichment (Clinical Perspective)
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HI-FIVE (Health Informatics For Innovation, Value & Enrichment) Training is a 12-hour online course designed by Columbia University in 2016, with sponsorship from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The training is role-based and uses case scenarios. Also, it has additional, optional modules on other topics of interest or relevance. Although we suggest to complete the course within a month's timeframe, the course is self-paced and so you can start and...

20 Most Common Skill For A Clinical Director

Patient Care12.4%
Procedures10.2%
Clinical Staff9.1%
Facility5.5%
Treatment Plans4.6%
RN4.2%
Physical Therapy Services4.1%
Group Therapy3.5%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Clinical Director

RankascdescSkillascdescPercentage of ResumesPercentageascdesc
1
1
Patient Care
Patient Care
12.4%
12.4%
2
2
Procedures
Procedures
10.2%
10.2%
3
3
Clinical Staff
Clinical Staff
9.1%
9.1%
4
4
Facility
Facility
5.5%
5.5%
5
5
Treatment Plans
Treatment Plans
4.6%
4.6%
6
6
RN
RN
4.2%
4.2%
7
7
Physical Therapy Services
Physical Therapy Services
4.1%
4.1%
8
8
Group Therapy
Group Therapy
3.5%
3.5%
9
9
Professional Development
Professional Development
2.8%
2.8%
10
10
Clinical Operations
Clinical Operations
2.8%
2.8%
11
11
Quality Improvement
Quality Improvement
2.8%
2.8%
12
12
Clinical Supervision
Clinical Supervision
2.4%
2.4%
13
13
Clinical Documentation
Clinical Documentation
2.2%
2.2%
14
14
Mental Health
Mental Health
2%
2%
15
15
Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse
2%
2%
16
16
Staff Members
Staff Members
2%
2%
17
17
Ensure Compliance
Ensure Compliance
1.9%
1.9%
18
18
Emergency
Emergency
1.8%
1.8%
19
19
Customer Service
Customer Service
1.6%
1.6%
20
20
Crisis Intervention
Crisis Intervention
1.5%
1.5%
21
21
Trauma
Trauma
1.3%
1.3%
22
22
Program Development
Program Development
1.3%
1.3%
23
23
Regulatory Agencies
Regulatory Agencies
1.3%
1.3%
24
24
Medical Records
Medical Records
1.2%
1.2%
25
25
Clinical Oversight
Clinical Oversight
1.1%
1.1%
26
26
Staff Meetings
Staff Meetings
1%
1%
27
27
Service Delivery
Service Delivery
0.8%
0.8%
28
28
CMS
CMS
0.8%
0.8%
29
29
Clinical Program
Clinical Program
0.8%
0.8%
30
30
Medicaid
Medicaid
0.8%
0.8%
31
31
Direct Supervision
Direct Supervision
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
Infection Control
Infection Control
0.7%
0.7%
33
33
Community Resources
Community Resources
0.7%
0.7%
34
34
Federal Regulations
Federal Regulations
0.7%
0.7%
35
35
Daily Operations
Daily Operations
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Hipaa
Hipaa
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
Insurance Companies
Insurance Companies
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Hospice
Hospice
0.5%
0.5%
39
39
Performance Evaluations
Performance Evaluations
0.5%
0.5%
40
40
Clinical Training
Clinical Training
0.5%
0.5%
41
41
HR
HR
0.5%
0.5%
42
42
Clinical Aspects
Clinical Aspects
0.5%
0.5%
43
43
Staff Training
Staff Training
0.5%
0.5%
44
44
EMR
EMR
0.4%
0.4%
45
45
Program Staff
Program Staff
0.4%
0.4%
46
46
Utilization Review
Utilization Review
0.4%
0.4%
47
47
State Regulations
State Regulations
0.4%
0.4%
48
48
QA
QA
0.3%
0.3%
49
49
Clinical Departments
Clinical Departments
0.3%
0.3%
50
50
Social Workers
Social Workers
0.3%
0.3%

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